There's a reason Jenny works:
It's called science
The art of healthy living with Jenny has hard science behind it. Designed by our own expert team of registered dietitians in consultation with our esteemed Medical Advisory Board, Jenny Craig is proven to work.
In a recent clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Jenny Craig participants who followed the In Center program:†
- Lost an average of 10.5% of initial weight at one year
- Maintained an average of 7.4% weight loss at 24 months compared to 2.1% for usual-care participants
- Experienced favorable changes in total/LDL cholesterol and leptin levels
- Increased plasma carotenoid levels due to increased intake of fruits and vegetables
- Improved cardiopulmonary fitness
Eat Well: A healthy relationship
With a calorie level designed for losing 1-2 pounds per week, or 1% of your weight, your personalized menu will reflect the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Dietary Reference Intakes issued by the Institute of Medicine. Not to mention, it's incredibly delicious.
- 2 grams sodium
- 2 grams potassium
- 100-200 mg cholesterol
- 20-30 grams fiber
- 1,000 mg calcium
- 50-60% carbohydrate
- 20-30% protein
- 20-30% fat
Your menu is a combination of Jenny's Cuisine®, your own fresh fruits and vegetables, reduced-fat dairy and heart-healthy fats. We'll also show you how a little balance goes a long way when you're trying to lose weight.
Jenny also encourages eating bigger portions with the Volumetrics® Approach, which promotes feelings of fullness and allows you to get the same calories and nutrition as less-filling meals. So there is no need to give up your favorite foods or eat small portions.
Move More: It's your move
Activity is a key component to weight loss success. Jenny's staged approach to physical activity is intended to get you to move more through daily activity, recreational activity and planned activity as part of your program. We'll help you gradually get to a goal of 30 minutes or more of moderate activity at least five days a week. Your personal activity plan will be based on your comfort level, lifestyle and goals. Jenny makes it doable, not daunting. Don't worry, we'll help get you there.
Live Life: Fueling your motivation
Support is the part that many programs overlook, and one of the keys to success. Jenny's one-on-one support is designed to strengthen self-monitoring, goal-setting, problem-solving and coping skills. And we all need those to reach our end goal of a healthy weight.
If you choose one of Jenny's consultant-supported options, you'll visit your center or schedule a phone consultation with Jenny Craig At Home each week. With your trained consultant, you get personalized education that focuses on the three success factors for healthy weight management: Food, Body and Mind.
All Jenny Craig Consultants:
- Complete a comprehensive training course and continuing education
- Have access to our corporate registered dietitians for guidance with nutrition questions
†Rock CL, Flatt SW, Karanja N, et al. Effect of a Free Prepared Meal and Incentivized Weight Loss Program on Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance in Obese and Overweight Women—A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2010; 304(16): 1803-1811.
*Based on 1,200 calories.